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Gentleman Brings Jah To America, From Germany
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Gentleman Brings Jah To America, From Germany

March 15, 2012
A German who makes hit reggae music doesn't have a lot of stereotypes to fall back on. Lucky for us that Gentleman, the European chart-topping singjay, came to the MTV offices for an exclusive MTV Iggy...
Pretoria, South AfricaBittereinder’s Mad Afrikaans Hip Hop
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Bittereinder's Mad Afrikaans Hip Hop

March 15, 2012
Bittereinder means "diehard" in Afrikaans, but this SA award-winning, chart-topping  Pretoria trio is more experimental than the blingy moniker implies. Their 2009 debut album 'n Ware Verhaal ("a true story") is full of interesting, delightfully bizarre...
Seoul, South KoreaKorean Electro Fetishists W&Whale Tell All
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Korean Electro Fetishists W&Whale Tell All

If THE KOXX are the handsome misfits of Korean music, and 2NE1 are the candy-coated wonder women, then W&Whale are the up-and-coming electropop nihilists. Made up of Kpop veterans W and ingenue vocalist...
Ottawa, CanadaS/T by A Tribe Called Red
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Rating: 3.5

S/T by A Tribe Called Red

Canadian First Nations DJ collective A Tribe Called Red put themselves on the bass map in 2010 with an electrifying fusion of dubsteb and tribal drum circle music. They could easily mine that one rich...
Helsinki, FinlandLCMDF on Aliens and Dead Cats
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LCMDF on Aliens and Dead Cats

Just listening to LCMDF (aka Le Corps Mince de Françoise or "Francoise's Skinny Body") you already feel like you're in capable, smartass hands. Combative, thrashy synth, clever lyrics, and dance beats dominate their debut electropop album Love and...
London, United KingdomLondon’s Savages: The Name Says It All
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London’s Savages: The Name Says It All

This is gonna be short, because Savages has no recorded music, has one video, and has existed for five months. But that video (see below) -- a live recording of the first song of their second ever performance, "City's Full" -- has us placing bets on...
LCMDF Will Warm You Up
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LCMDF Will Warm You Up

LCMDF stands for Le Corps Mince de Francoise, or "Francoise's Skinny Body." That their name is a play on their dead, anorexic cat is par for the course, especially when coupled with the dark, tittering humor in their synthpop. The group is comprised...
R2Bees Rules Ghana
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R2Bees Rules Ghana

Made of rapper Paedae da Pralem and singer Mugeez, R2Bees are the hiplife band of the moment in Ghana. They come from the port city of Tema, and blew up after releasing “Kiss Your Hand” in 2009, feat. Nigerian star Wande Coal. The group’s style...
London, United KingdomUK’s Keel Her Rocks Bedroom Pop
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UK’s Keel Her Rocks Bedroom Pop

Almost every day, Rose Keeler-Schäffeler AKA Keel Her uploads another lo-fi pop track to her SoundCloud account. The songs have names like "dude, where's my alien space mask?" and the sound lands in a catchy, psyched-out place somewhere between Daniel...